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  • Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding

    SPRINGFIELD – With a new chairman at its helm, the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday asked lawmakers to provide an additional $730 million f ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Judge rejects request for more time in Illinois pension case

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a request for an extra month to file arguments by lawyers contesting the law that overhauls a state ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner has investment adviser, not blind trust

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner, perhaps the wealthiest officeholder in Illinois history, said just before taking office last week that he had set up "bli ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Yemen’s U.S.-backed president quits; country could split apart

    SANAA, Yemen – Yemen’s U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home, severely complicating American ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • United Airlines 4Q profit drops 80 percent on write-downs

    CHICAGO – United Airlines' fourth-quarter profit fell 80 percent due to severance costs and contracts that lost value as oil prices tumbled.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • King Abdullah has died, Prince Salman successor

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    WASHINGTON – With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictio ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Divisions emerge among House Republicans

    WASHINGTON – In a House Republican majority often driven by the most conservative lawmakers, the pragmatists are suddenly demanding to be heard.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Correction

    An article on page A1 of Monday’s edition incorrectly identified the keynote speaker at joint institute day held by District 155 and its feeder distri ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Huntley Village Board approves utility work for downtown overhaul

    HUNTLEY – Trustees on Thursday put aside their differences and approved an underground utility project, setting the stage for about $4 million in aest ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • McHenry County schools using Chromebooks, iPads, other devices to cross digital divide

    WOODSTOCK –In the 21st century classroom, a keyboard can be just as vital as a chalkboard. But whil ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Crystal Lake City Council leaves vapor lounges out of zoning ordinances

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake City Council voted Tuesday evening just to leave the issue of e-cigarettes alone.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Crystal Lake man guilty of domestic battery

    WOODSTOCK – It took jurors about three hours to determine that a Crystal Lake man had strangled his former girlfriend, but they acquitted him on a num ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Cary Smoke Shop to have tobacco license suspended

    CARY – A shop that was previously fined for selling tobacco to a minor now won't be able to sell tobacco for a week.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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